Celebrating World Environment Day with Moussobah Foundation – A Nonprofit Sharing Incredible Methods of Farming
World Environment Day is observed to promote environmental awareness and protection. According to the United Nations, “The commemoration of this day provides us with a chance to extend the basis for educated thought and responsible behavior by individuals, businesses, and communities in protecting and enriching the environment.”
We had a conversation with N’goan Audrey, the project manager of the Moussobah Foundation. The nonprofit strives to communicate environmental and sustainable development actions and initiatives. They are currently promoting biological agriculture, which involves growing crops without the use of pesticides or herbicides.
Do you think that environmental conditions are getting enough attention?
N’goan Audrey: If we look back over the last few years, we can see that the field of environmental conservation has seen tremendous changes. Unfortunately, there are no sufficient measures to bring about the required modifications. Governments have the capability but will not be able to move very far on their own. People in the community must work together and cooperate. Every day, I believe that everyone should engage in some form of activity that helps them become responsible citizens of the Earth.
How is Foundation Moussobah guiding people regarding environment conservation?
N’goan Audrey: We do a variety of activities at the foundation. We begin by informing individuals daily. We send newsletters about what’s happening around the world and what we can do as individuals to help. We also have several ongoing projects. We are currently promoting biological agriculture, which involves growing crops without the use of pesticides or herbicides. The purpose is to put into practice by enlisting the help of other families and, particularly, students. Furthermore, we educate students on biological agriculture. We’re also constructing schools with companies to ensure that the foundation is thoroughly grasped.
How is biological farming different from conventional methods of farming?
N’goan Audrey: Farmers, on the whole, use a lot of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals, which deplete our natural resources. The chemical seeps into our bodies through the food we consume. Not only that, but modern farming practices, at the end of the day, also contribute to water contamination. We don’t have enough water, and if we practice evapotranspiration, pollutants are carried in the air, contributing significantly to global warming. This is something that we are all dealing with. So, instead of using toxic pesticides, we’re using a new technology we call “biological agriculture.” It is different from organic farming. It safeguards nutrients and protects the environment, and assists in reducing polluting emissions daily.
Can you share some environment-conscious ideas for our readers?
N’goan Audrey: I would like to highlight the issues of the wastage of food and water. We probably aren’t aware of it, but we always do it. The extra food that we cook will result in food leftovers. We can eat the leftovers the next day or as snacks later in the evening. From those foods, we can create new delights. This will help alleviate the food shortage to a large extent. Many countries will confront water scarcity in early 2025, and if we aren’t vigilant and don’t manage water resources properly, this might happen sooner than 2025. One needs to imply conservation metrics shared with them regarding water conservation. This is a simple yet effective way to do your part.
What kind of improvement have you observed in recent years in the mindset of people regarding environment conservation?
N’goan Audrey: Since the discovery of global warming, there has been a surge in public awareness. We can see that, from those days to now, many governments and countries have recognized that something is wrong. As a result of ongoing marketing and public awareness activities, people have begun to acknowledge their involvement in environmental preservation. They’ve started gathering measurements to support their long-term development goals, which will help them protect the environment. This is an incredible chance to observe.
What will be your message to our readers?
N’goan Audrey: I’d share my message with two very common examples. The phenomenon of summer heat waves and soil degradation was nothing new to the people. However, the likelihood has increased in recent years. These phenomena have existed on the planet from its inception, but global warming has exacerbated them. Due to rapid climatic change, a portion of our metropolis is on the verge of losing its identity. A lot of things are happening all across the world that is contributing to global warming. I believe that, as a result of global warming, a flood could be the cause of widespread devastation.
So my message is that individuals must change their habits and become ecologically concerned global citizens. Everything counts, even your habits, modest acts, and attempts. Incorporate practical concepts into your daily routine. That is the most basic yet most effective step you can take. Through awareness programs, we’ve heard a variety of perspectives. Working on them is the need of the hour.